Ugh, any news on how long until this is added to the software?
Based on the recent emailing/posting of C3D status, we're expecting a Carbide Create updated any day now. It is unknown if construction tabs have been added - but they were one of the highest priority requested features.
@edwardrford - any news on a release date yet?
If I have a square that I outside cut using a .25" endmill all the way to stock bottom and add tabs that are .25 wide that I only cut to .1 off of the stock bottom around that same outline..
One wants the maximum support of the piece to the stock to ensure the best/accurate/precise outcome:
1) Cut all around but only down to 0.1".
This leaves plenty of material to continue the support while doing the major operation.
2) Now cut out - down to the bottom - everywhere except where the tabs should stay.
Now you're done.
In SharpCAM, a CAM package, one does essentially what I just described. Step two is done by extracting the outside contour, marking where the tabs should go, and machining all around - to the bottom - and skipping the tabs.